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Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in May

Here are the top ten most read, commented and shared bass gear stories on No Treble for the month of May 2013.

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Fender Custom Shop Introduces Limited Relic 1955 Precision Bass

1. Fender Custom Shop Introduces Limited Relic 1955 Precision Bass

The Fender Custom Shop has rolled out its Spring 2013 offerings, including the Limited Relic 1955 Precision Bass. Mimicking the look of an aged bass, the new model is the Custom Shop’s first to feature a special Black over Three-color Sunburst nitrocellulose lacquer finish…

Phil Jones Announces Limited Edition Briefcase Ultimate Bass Amp Combo

2. Phil Jones Announces Limited Edition Briefcase Ultimate Bass Amp Combo

It’s been ten years since the Phil Jones Briefcase was introduced, and the company is celebrating the milestone with a limited edition version of the compact bass amplifier. The Phil Jones Briefcase Ultimate will be a modified version of the original, bumping up output from 100 watts to 160 watts…

ESP Introduces Tommy Stinson Signature Basses

3. ESP Introduces Tommy Stinson Signature Basses

Guns ’N’ Roses bassist Tommy Stinson has a new line of signature basses from ESP as part of their Artist Series instruments. While the basses share many qualities, the ESP Tommy Stinson Bass is built in the company’s custom shop while the TS-4 runs as part of their LTD lineup…

Dean Introduces USA Jeff Berlin Basic Bass

4. Dean Introduces USA Jeff Berlin Basic Bass

Dean Guitars has released a new bass to their Signature Series with the USA Jeff Berlin Basic. Made in the USA, the new model scales things back from the Patchwork bass while keeping the design’s strengths in place…

Ibanez Introduces Mike D’Antonio MDB3 Signature Bass

5. Ibanez Introduces Mike D’Antonio MDB3 Signature Bass

Killswitch Engage’s Mike D’Antonio and Ibanez have teamed up to release the bassist’s third signature model, the MDB3. Based on the company’s Destroyer model, the bass’s mahogany body features beveled edges to provide right arm comfort while picking…

DBZ Guitars Releases Barchetta Bass Series

6. DBZ Guitars Releases Barchetta Bass Series

DBZ Guitars has introduced the Barchetta Bass, a model based on DBZ’s flagship guitar. The bass follows the company’s trend of blending modern and traditional styles for unique instruments. The Barchetta Bass comes in three versions based on their tops: Standard (ST), Flame Maple (FM), and Spalt Maple (SM)…

Gibson Celebrates With 50th Anniversary Thunderbird Bass

7. Gibson Celebrates With 50th Anniversary Thunderbird Bass

Fifty years ago, Gibson stepped out with an edgy line of guitars and basses, respectively named the Firebird and the Thunderbird. The company is now celebrating the design with a 50th Anniversary Thunderbird Bass. Finished with Gold Bullion in a high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer, the bass sports through-neck construction with a mahogany body, a mahogany neck…

David Gage Instruments Introduces Realist LifeLine Double Bass Pickup

8. David Gage Instruments Introduces Realist LifeLine Double Bass Pickup

David Gage Instruments is adding to their Realist series of instrument pickups with the Realist LifeLine. The new double bass pickup is a self-powered piezo that the company describes as offering a “focused bass sound…”

Goby Labs Introduces “Thingy” Series Accessories

9. Goby Labs Introduces “Thingy” Series Accessories

Accessories company Goby Labs has introduced the Thingy Series, consisting of the Goby Labs Guitar-hook Thingy and the Stand-top Thingy for iPad. The whimsically-named gadgets attach to microphone stands to provide simple, portable solutions for gigging musicians The Guitar-hook Thingy is an instrument hanger which attaches to a tripod microphone stand…

Mission Engineering Introduces VM-PRO Volume Pedal

10. Mission Engineering Introduces VM-PRO Volume Pedal

Mission Engineering has added a new volume pedal to their line up with the introduction of the VM-PRO. The pedal offers up an integrated buffer to maintain frequency response whether you’re using long cables or multiple effects pedals. The VM-PRO is available in standard and PZ versions to accommodate for standard pickups or piezos…